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>>> good evening. thanks for joining us. >> we begin with major breaking news. american military forces are now actively attacking libya's air defenses >> the airstrikes were launched from navy vessels in the mediterranean and along the libyan coast. 112 tomahawk cries missiles have been fired. >> they were fired from american navy subs and destroyers as well as a british sub. the strikes were deployed so that they could set up a no-fly zone. that no-fly zone will be led by the european forces. >> the united states, actingwith a broad coalition that is committed to enforcing united nations' security council resolution 1973 which calls for the protection of the libyan people. >> reporter: france launching a military operation to protect civilians in libya. a again much official says that fighter jets attacking the libyan forces in the opposition strong hold of benghazi. it is the first international military operation against muammar qaddafi. the operation comes just days after the u.s., europe and the arab world announced a plan. >> our air force will oppose any action by colonel
us at 6. i'm maureen umeh. we're going to get to the big stories in just a moment. first, let's look outside. all clear right now and snow, yup, it's on the way. when will it start and how much can we espicture? gwen tolbert is in the weather center with the details. >> reporter: mother nature is playing tricky hands with us, maureen. we had an 80-degree day and now we're dealing with snow in the forecast and let's go to the weather map. as we look at satellite radar composite, mainly some clouds starting to roll in. the big deal is going to be with the temperatures. they're going to play a major role and the cooler air is to the north of us and that is settling in across our area before it's said and done and let's look at radar. we're going to show you the major system to the south of us. you can see where the low pressure system is and there to the south, they're dealing with severe storms right now. plenty of watches and warnings with heavy rainfall and you can see a lot of lightning in the system as well and that is that ma system moving towards our area and let's look at true v
ties to northern virginia. police in new haven, connecticut say u.s. marshals arrested the suspected east coast rapist on a city street friday afternoon without incident. in december of 2009 investigators from four different states concluded through dna evidence that one suspect had been raping and attacking women since 1997. new haven police identified the suspect as 39-year-old aaron thomas. >> he was charged with sexual assault in the first-degree, burglary in the first-degree and risk of injury to a minor with a one million dollars cash bond. he was charged as a fugitive for justice in the prince william county case with charges of two counts of rape, abduction and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in the first-degree. >> reporter: the prince william county case is the most recent. hahn 2009 three teenage girls trick or treated in this dale city neighborhood then accosted by a man with a gun and marched into nearby woods. develop raped. recently police established billboards in an effort to spark leads. it apparently worked. a tipster called. thomas was tailed. when
looms, what is the end game. thanks for joining us at 6:00. i'm will thomas. >> i'm maureen umeh. a nighttime attack aimed at destroying the air defenses. this is video released by the defense department. tomahawk missiles launched in the mediterranean. this is how it started. how will it end? jennifer griffin explains the mission. >> reporter: the u.s. officials telling fox news they are anxious to put an arab face on this coalition as soon as possible. pentagon officials repeated sunday that they plan to hand over command and control of the mission in days, not weeks. qatar sent four planes to join french fighter jets but some arab countries are coming with caveats how the airplanes can be used. >> there are french airplanes over benghazi. we will have a 24-7 cap there from now on and effectively he hasn't flown anything in the last couple of days so i would say the no-fly zone that we were tasked to put in place is in place. >> reporter: commanders on the ground in the middle east were not quite ready to go so far suggesting with a country the size of alaska it would take time
evacuated as engineers struggle to stabilize the struggling complex. >>> thanks for joining us tonight at 6:30. i'm will thomas. >> and i'm maureen umeh. the radiation is 10 million times above normal as residents continue to recover from the earthquake and tsunami. >> after reporting a huge spike in radio activity with levels ten million times higher than normal, emergency workers fled the troubled reactor on sunday. airborne radiation measured four times the limit deemed safe by the government. officials say the numbers were so high that the worker measuring radiation levels withdrew before taking a second reading. it is not clear how long workers were exposed to the high levels of radiation or how long the levels at the plant had been that high. the news comes as officials acknowledge there was highly contaminated water in all four of the complex's most troubled reactors. >> i have counted over 1300 counts per second and it is normally 30. so it's sufficiently higher here. >> so we're here at tosheema and radiation levels are high here. people living here would receive the maximum annual
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for joining us at 6:00. i'm will thomas. >> and i'm maureen umeh. and residents from our area are touching down in japan to assist in the aftermath. >> the search and rescue team was mobilized on friday. they landed at 1:30 this morning. there are 74 team members, including doctors, engineers, firefighters and rescue dogs. the entire world is feeling the effects of the disaster in japan. the aftermath has been intensified by new problems with yet another nuclear facility. here is fox's adam housely with what is happening right now. >> reporter: fear growing in japan over a possible nuclear disaster as the u.n. nuclear agency said the country has declared an emergency at a second location 120-kilometer from the first one and closer to the major city of sendai. investigators are investigating the source of the plant but all three reactors they say are under control. after reports of a plant in phyco sheila. friday's earthquake knocked down the plant at that facility. sea water is preventing the meltdown. >> we're using salt water to cool down the reactors so the authorities are ready to dest
is pouring into japan from all over the world, including the united states. thanks for joining us at 6. i'm will thomas. >> i'm maureen umeh. the ravaged nation is beginning to grasp the scale of the devastating earthquake and tsunami. all eyes are on the nuclear power plant along the coast where an explosion destroyed the building and set potentially dangerous radiation eminating through the air. tens of thousands of people were evacuated. >> the japanese military is hard at work, rescuing trapped tsunami survivors. watch as people are plucked from the rooftops. >> survivors are rushing to nearby stores, waiting along the lines to stock up on food and water and aid has begun to trickle in. it may take some time before supplies reach some because the roads are still damaged. >> the earthquake and tsunami left the towns flooded and in ruins. massive waves killed hundreds of people, killing everything and everyone in the path, including cars and homes and boats and here's more. >> fears of a growing overpotential nuclear plant in japan after it was hit hard. a large plume of smoke was seen
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